Vet Clinic near Blackburn

At Elgar Road Vet, we're dedicated to providing exceptional animal care to the local Blackburn and surrounding communities. Our team of knowledgeable veterinarians and dynamic veterinary nurses are committed to offering friendly and expert veterinary services at our small animal clinic & hospital. 

Operating since the early 1970’s the vets at Elgar Road Vet provide a service that is both professional and caring. We provide care for your furry friends that is the very best available, you can trust that when you bring your pets to our team he or she is in very capable hands. Offering the very best care for your furry friends is something we pride ourselves on; after all they are a part of your family! 

At Elgar Road Vet, we believe that every pet deserves the best care possible. That's why we provide services for a range of pets, including birds, cats, dogs, and rabbits. Our clinic is fully equipped with examination rooms and diagnostic machines, and our team works hard to make your pets feel at ease during their visit.

Our Service Areas

Veterinarian Blackburn

Elgar Road Veterinary Hospital offers all of these services and more:

  • Consultations
  • Vaccinations
  • Preventative medicines for Heartworm, fleas and intestinal worms
  • Nutritional advice
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Desexing
  • Dentistry
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis
  • Blood Pressure Measurement
  • Pathology including some in-house pathology services
  • Microchipping
  • Cat boarding
  • Pet products
  • Kitten/cat adoptions
  • Behavioural advice
  • Dermatology
  • Geriatric care
  • Weight management
  • Acupuncture
  • Rabbit care

Elgar Road Veterinary Hospital treat a range of conditions including:

High Surgical Safety Standards

At Elgar Road Vet Hospital near Blackburn, we pride ourselves on providing optimal care to our patients, before, during and after their surgical procedure.  

  • We know that every pet is unique and requires an individualised approach to anesthesia. That's why we conduct pre-anaesthetic blood testing to assess the function of your pet's kidneys and liver, and levels of important proteins, blood cells, platelets, and electrolytes. This information is crucial to ensuring a safe and smooth anesthetic and post-operative recovery.  
  • Ensuring that your pet's blood pressure remains stable during anesthesia is critical, and intravenous (IV) fluids can help with this. Surgery can cause blood pressure fluctuations, even in healthy animals, due to anesthesia's impact. Administering IV fluids can assist in maintaining proper hydration levels and ensuring that your pet's body functions correctly.  
  • We prioritise safety during surgeries by administering high safety level anaesthetic agents. We take the time to carefully select the appropriate anesthetic for each pet based on their individual needs and medical history to ensure a successful outcome.  
  • Monitoring your pet's blood pressure during surgery is a critical component of our surgical approach. Our team uses specialised equipment to measure blood pressure continuously, enabling us to take swift action in response to any changes and ensuring a safe and successful surgery.  
  • Our surgical team employs specialised equipment to measure your pet's oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, and heart rate, in addition to blood pressure, during surgery. This close monitoring of vital signs enables us to make any required adjustments to their anaesthesia and treatment.  
  • Our team carefully monitors all aspects of your pet's surgery, including keeping detailed records of all parameters and drugs administered. This helps us to ensure that your pet is receiving the appropriate level of care and that their recovery is progressing as it should.  
  • During surgery, maintaining sterility is critical to prevent the risk of infection. Our veterinary team takes exceptional care to uphold strict sterility routines throughout your pet's surgery, using specialised equipment and techniques to minimise the risk of contamination.  
  • Ensuring that your pet is comfortable and free from pain during and after surgery is crucial to us. Our veterinary team employs various pain management strategies, including pain medication and local anesthetics, to make sure your pet's recovery is as comfortable as possible.  
  • We take extra measures to ensure that your pet is comfortable during their surgery and recovery, including heating the surgical tables and recovery cages to help maintain a comfortable body temperature. 

We understand that leaving your pet with someone else can be stressful. At Elgar Road Vet Hospital, we strive to provide excellent care for your pet during their stay in our surgery, putting your mind at ease. 

Please contact or call us (03) 9899 9518 if you are looking for a local vet near Blackburn or would like further information about any of the services we provide.